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toy

toy

 
 
pronunciation:
toI
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any object, device, or the like that can be used in play, esp. by children; plaything.
 
synonyms:
plaything
definition 2: something that has, or is treated as if it has, only trifling worth or importance.
synonyms:
trifle, triviality
similar words:
bagatelle, bauble, gewgaw, gimcrack, trinket
definition 3: something small compared to others of its kind, as certain breeds of dog.
synonyms:
miniature
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: intended as a plaything, esp. being a miniature or imitation of a larger object.
a toy trucka toy doga toy washing machine
synonyms:
miniature
similar words:
imitation, make-believe, midget, model, small-scale
definition 2: like a toy, esp. in smallness.
synonyms:
miniature
similar words:
bantam, diminutive, little, midget, minute, small, tiny
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: toyed, toying, toys
definition 1: to handle or treat something idly.
The child toyed with his cereal.
synonyms:
trifle
similar words:
dabble, fiddle, fidget, fool, mess, mess around, play, tinker
definition 2: to act without serious purpose or in pretense, as for sport.
Don't toy with my affections.
synonyms:
dally, play, trifle
similar words:
flirt, fool, sport
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